The Walk DVRC Story 關於「行德」
The Walk DVRC project is not a new one. Since 2000, architects, urban planners, walking enthusiasts and many others realized that a walkable DVRC was desirable as well as achievable. However, the time is right now to make this vision a reality. Infrastructure enhancements have changed traffic patterns. The public is increasingly supportive and demands more public space. Government officials and departments have endorsed walkability as a means of improving Hong Kong’s densely urbanized environment. A successful one-day trial has demonstrated that the closure of DVRC to most traffic can, indeed, be successfully accomplished.
Our aim is to transform one of Hong Kong’s most central, polluted and least people-friendly stretches of road – from Pedder Street to Western Market – into an area that gives pedestrians and trams priority over other vehicular traffic. A walkable DVRC can serve as a core project for the overall improvement of Hong Kong’s deteriorating Central Business District.
Walk DVRC’s efforts also include undertaking research for the purpose of community education and outreach. The initiative strives to raise awareness and advance civic engagement with a view to influencing public policy to make Hong Kong a more liveable city.